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Filter by Date: Feb 8, 2019

Filter by Location: Chantilly, VA, US, 20151

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44755 

All Locations: Chantilly, VA (Virginia) 

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Internal Communications role will develop, plan for, and execute effective employee communications. Plans and executes logistics for company meetings, conferences, and events. Serves as liaison between senior executives, program staff, and corporate communications staff. Responsible for writing, editing, and preparing various types of internal and external communications.



  • Designs and implements workforce communication strategies and tactics.
  • Plans and executes logistics for company meetings, conferences, and events, often with high-level participants from customer organizations.
  • Manages communications channels to keep offsite employees informed about company events.
  • Services as Corporate Communications POC on various companywide teams and committees.
  • Develops effective communications for corporate initiatives and projects requiring message creation, project planning, and execution.
  • Consults with and advises internal customers on communication needs and the best way to publicize projects and initiatives of various types.
  • Serves as project manager for a variety of long- and short-term requirements; plans tasks and schedules, coordinates multi-function teams, monitors deadlines, and ensures quality.
  • Works with writers, editors, graphic designers, photographers, and videographers to produce print and electronic publications and products.
  • Writes and edits scripts, presentations, emails, and other products for executives; advises on tone, content, and approach.



  • A Bachelor's Degree and 8-10 years of experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong writing and editing skills; detailed knowledge of grammar and style
  • Ability to translate complex scientific subject matter for a lay audience
  • Ability to express ideas logically, clearly, and concisely
  • Must possess time management and project management skills; ability to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple project simultaneously with careful attention to detail
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment on high-visibility projects
  • Positive, proactive, can-do, solution-oriented approach
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to identify problems, and work autonomously to solve them 
  • Strong diplomacy and relationship-building skills, good judgment, and consistently professional demeanor
  • A secret clearance which is issued by the U.S. government. A U.S. citizenship is required.



  • Familiarity with the national security, space, government, and/or military communities
  • Experience with concepts and practices in communications, public relations, marketing, and journalism as well as experience with a wide variety of channels (print, web, broadcast, social media, etc.)
  • Experience with metrics and measurement tools to ensure that communications are reaching the intended audiences
  • Technology-savvy with knowledge of specialized tools and software
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Familiarity with government and military protocol
  • An outgoing, energetic style; a consistently professional demeanor; and a high level of emotional maturity
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines

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Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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